Antonio Conte: I would love to sign Harry Kane
ANTONIO CONTE admits Harry Kane is the one striker he would love to sign.
The Chelsea boss, who revealed he missed out on Kyle Walker, says the England captain makes Tottenham title challengers.
Conte bought Spaniard Alvaro Morata for £65million to lead his attack — but said: “If I had to buy one striker, I’d go for Kane. “For me, Kane is one of the best strikers in the world. He is just a complete striker.
“If you go to buy Kane now, it would be at least £100m. If I see this price for a striker, I know for sure he’s a big striker.”
Spurs maintain Kane, 23, is not for sale but they cashed in on Walker by selling him to Manchester City in a £50m deal, despite Chelsea’s attempt to sign him.
Conte said: “If you want Walker, you know that Walker is expensive. We tried to buy Walker.”
The Italian insists Spurs are a genuine threat to Chelsea’s title defence but can play without the pressure of the big boys.
He said: “What are Tottenham’s expectations? If they don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy.
“Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, City, United and Liverpool it is a tragedy.”
Meanwhile, Blues’ wantaway striker Diego Costa posted a video on Instagram of himself training on a beach in Brazil.
The Brazil-born Spaniard, 28, who wants a return to Atletico Madrid, roped in two assistants as he worked out on the sand.